Paul Nash Three Rooms 1937

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Artist
Paul Nash 1889–1946
Title
Three Rooms
Date 1937
Medium Graphite, crayon and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 392 x 297 mm
frame: 716 x 566 x 23 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
T03205
Not on display

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This work reflects Nash’s renewed commitment to the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936. It shows three interrelated rooms invaded by the sky, a forest and the sea. The air of strangeness and the combination of disparate elements is typical of much Surrealist painting and writing. The mysterious symbolism also recalls the work of William Blake.

September 2004

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